I ran across this post from Randy Bohlender this morning and I thought it was excellent. I thought about trying to rewrite it into my own words but, hey, you can’t improve on perfection. If you like it too, he’s worth a follow at http://randybohlender.com/
Thanks Randy . . .
It’s rare that a movie catches my eye, and even more unusual when I actually watch so much as a trailer, but I did a few days ago and one line has stuck in my mind. This is no endorsement of the film – it looked cute and harmless, but so can I if I need to.
There is a scene in We Bought a Zoo where Matt Damon’s character says:
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
It made me think. At any given moment, we’re probably only twenty seconds from greatness.
Twenty seconds to say the brave thing no one wants to say.
Twenty seconds to commit to doing the scary thing we’ve been putting off.
Twenty seconds that charts the course of a lifetime.
Jumping off a cliff just takes a moment – once the decision is made, gravity kicks in. You don’t need to be brave every moment for the rest of your life – just long enough to commit yourself.
Get your twenty seconds of bravery in early this morning. Something great will come of it.